Bachmann 32-442

Class 24/1 24137 BR Blue

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 7 (1972 to 1982) British Rail Blue (TOPS)

Manufacturer description

Class 24/1 24137 BR Blue

Built: 1960 - 1961

Constructed by: BR Derby Works

Duties: mixed traffic

Highlights

• All new model featuring full directional and cab lighting (in DCC operation)

• Sprung buffers

• Pre-fitted speaker for ease of Digital Sound installation

History

Originally designated as Type 2 (later to become Class 24 in the TOPS system), a total of 151 of these diesel-electric locomotives following the 1955 modernization plan. Powered by the 6LDA28-A Sulzer engine that gave an output of 1160bhp the vast majority of the locomotives were built at BR Derby, although some were constructed at Crewe and Darlington, with the first of the class, D5000 completed at Derby in July 1958. It was displayed to the general public during that month at Marylebone Station and although intended for use on the London Midland Region, they went to the Southern Region to deputize for Type 3 ‘Crompton’ diesels that were then running late for delivery.

By the time the entire Type 2 fleet was in traffic, they could be found operating on all regions with the exception of the Western. With a life span of 28 years these small, yet versatile, locomotives gave excellent service in all manner of roles in both branch and main line duties, either singularly or working in multiples. Removal from service of the Class began in the late 1960’s, with the final locomotive being withdrawn in 1981.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Bachmann
Range:
Branchline
Product Code:
32-442
GTIN:
803393038038
RRP:
£179.95
Release date:
2013

Model details

DCC status
DCC Ready 21 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Livery
Blue
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Running number
24137
Features
Directional lighting
Interior lighting

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
British Rail Class 24
Operator
British Rail
Motive power
Diesel
Max speed
75 mph
Built
1958-1967
Total produced
151

* Class names often change over the lifespan of a locomotive, so this is not necessarily the class name used by the operator in the period modelled.

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